/ Super-lightweight packable rucksack
I'm looking for a small daypack I can use when going to new zealand, which if necessary I can pack up and fit in my main pack. Would need to fit SLR camera, fleece/waterproof, water bladder and random bits (e.g. phone, purse etc).
Other option is to use the opportunity to upgrade my old kimm sack and just accept that I will have to carry two packs around.
Alpkit gourdon? Can lend you mine if you want.
I used a Deuter Speedlite 15. you should just about get all your gear in it. It's light and packs flat: it fitted in the water bladder pocket of my main rucksack and also in the front pocket of Lowe Alpine pax 30.
it has proper shoulder straps, good zips, bottle pockets & bladder pocket.
I think the shoulder straps would be the main drawback of the other sacks....like everyone always says, try them on in a shop with weights in!
The Sea to Summit is tempting because it is so tiny - but I suspect the pay off will be comfort. Plus, presuming its not waterproof I may then need to take a dry bag as well...
I use one of these and find it excellent. Multi pitch dragging days walks etc.
Managed to get mine in an REI sale.
Never found a sac as good in the uk
"The Sea to Summit is tempting because it is so tiny - but I suspect the pay off will be comfort"
You're right! I've got one that I've used to 'summit bag' from wildcamp sites lower down. It's fine for a quick up and down with a 0.5l waterbottle, lightweight insulated jacket and camera in, but I wouldn't want to wear it for long periods or with more weight in, esp. a platy which I suspect would exascerbate its shapelessness.
have a think about the arcteryx cierzo 35. surprisingly affordable for arcteryx and a proper climbing pack (ive jammed 18kgs off stuff into mine for a 4 day trip).
StS ultrasil will be fine if your just wandering around town, cierzo willl handle actual real stuff AND you get the arcteryx wankery feeling.
I've been using one on mountain routes for years and it's lasted well.
It folds down to a rectangle about 6"x4"x2" but is quite robust material.
Did a trial pack of the 50L sack I'm hoping to take as my 'main' pack (which I'd also empty and use for day walks) and it was pretty full, so I think I'll probably need to carry a smaller bag as well.
I bought a tiny packable sac from decathlon. Holds 15 litres, packs down smaller than an apple and weighs much less. It cost less than a fiver. It is very useful, main uses are as a day sac and for winter climbing(leave big bag in corrie, carry essentials in little bag). I have had it for 7 years now so it must be pretty robust.
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